With National Apple day on October 21st and many Apple themed events happening around the country, we have picked some of our favourites for you to enjoy!

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1. The Big Apple Harvest Time, Much Marcle, Herefordshire. 

If there is a cider capital of the UK it’s arguably Herefordshire, where the rolling hills are covered with orchards. The Big Apple is an association of orchards in the region and their harvest festival takes place at nine locations around the town on the 8th & 9th October. 

Find out more HERE 

2. Apple Day at Calbourne Water Mill, Isle of Wight

Calbourne Water Mill was first mentioned in the Domesday Book A.D.1086, which means that it is the original Isle of Wight attraction! On Sunday 16th October Clabourne Water Mill will be celebrating Apple Day with juice pressing (Bring your own Apples or Pick your own and get freshly pressed juice!), apple treats, cider and live music. There's ancient woodland to explore, a stream, a clay play area, lego tables and adventure golf as well as a lovely cafe.

Find out more HERE  

3.  Apple Tasting Day, Blackmoor Estate, Hampshire

A family-run farm in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, Blackmoor’s Apple Day on the 9th October is a celebration of the different varieties grown on the estate’s orchards. Visitors can taste traditional apples, such as Cox’s Orange Pippins and Norfolk Royal Russet, as well as newer varieties. Fruit trees and plants will be on sale, alongside local produce stalls, tea, cake and plenty of cider. Experts will be on hand to offer advice and identify mystery apples, and morris dancing and rural craft stalls create the feel of a classic country fete.

Find out more HERE 

4. Apple Week, Llanerchaeron, Mid-Wales. 

The graceful Georgian villa in Llanerchaeron is surrounded by walled gardens that are home to ancient espaliered apple trees that burst with fruit from September onwards. Apple Week is held 5-9th October and is ideal for families. There are trails and self-led activities for children, including the chance to create apple bird feeders, along with displays of the different varieties of apples grown in the orchards. There are also bags of fruit to buy and take home. 

Find out more HERE 

5. Heritage Orchard Days, Brogdale, Kent

Home of the National Fruit Collection, Brogdale boasts the most diverse apple orchards in the country, with varieties from all over the world and from almost every county in the UK. On Heritage Orchard Days up to 16th October you can pick your own (every ticket includes a 2kg bag), try traditional juice pressing and sample local ciders, or join a tour of the National Collection. 

Find out more HERE

6. Apple Day, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

The University Botanic Garden in Cambridge hosts the regions biggest Apple day on Sunday 23rd October with Apple Tasting and identification, apple activities for the whole family, live music and pop up food trucks. booking is essential for this popular event.

Find out more HERE

7. Apple Day Weekend at the Newt, Somerset. 

Home to 65 acres of legacy orchards, including 70 varieties of apple, the Newt – a working estate with a luxurious hotel in an elegant Georgian farmhouse – celebrates its harvest with an activity-packed Apple Day Weekend (21-25th October). The weekend shall be a two-day celebration of all things apple; from juice pressing to apple games, displays, recipes, cider tastings and tractor tours through the orchards. Expect live music and DJs, apple-themed menus as well as our ever popular hog roasting on a spit over fire for the carnivores!

Find out more HERE 

Wherever you decide to go, don't forget to take snacks or a picnic to help save money and waste. Our reusable snack and sandwich bags are perfect for carrying your own foods for everyone from babies to grandparents!

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October 05, 2022 — Suzanne Moore

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